Made by the Caterpillar Corporation SPLIT SECOND SHIFTS promotes their new D8 tractor bulldozer and the legendary Powershift transmission. The single-lever Powershift allowed the operator to shift quickly, with more power per load being delivered and resulting in more efficiency. The Powershift gives the power of direct drive and torque converter tractors through the planetary gear, as seen through animation at the 3:00 mark. At 7:30 the film shows the Powershift transmission up close, with the torque converter seen at 7:47. At 8:15, the film shows some of the Caterpillar manufacturing facilities including their legendary quality control operations and the Powershift assembly line at 9:10.
The Caterpillar D8 is a large track-type tractor designed and manufactured by Caterpillar. Though it comes in many configurations, it is usually sold as a bulldozer equipped with a detachable large blade and a rear ripper attachment. Several types of bulldozer blade can be used on the front of the tractor: Straight ("S-Blade"): A short blade with no lateral curve and no side wings. It can be used for fine grading Angle: held by an U shape frame that has three holes on each side, to set the blade to 3 positions: right, center, and left. Universal ("U-Blade"): A tall and very curved blade with large side wings to carry more material. "S-U" combination: A shorter blade with less curvature and smaller side wings Other blade types include landfill U-Blades, woodchip U-blades, and two-way blades for work inside the holds of ships.
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